Parish Life

Events and Programs

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  • 2017-12-10 Arts & Crafts Co-Op Holiday Sale The Arts & Crafts Co-Op will offer items for sale in the Narthex after both services this Sunday. This year Andrea O’Ferrall will join us and will be selling from her eclectic jewelry collection of vintage, costume, silver, stone and bling.  This is also your opportunity to purchase the SJB 2017 Christmas Card.  We gratefully accept ...
  • 2017-12-10 Caroling, Chili & Charlie Brown This Sunday, December 10, beginning at 4:00 pm Join St. John the Baptist Parish for caroling in the neighborhood! This is an all ages event. Everyone is welcome to attend!  We’ll meet in the Parish Hall before beginning our walk, and then afterwards meet back in the Parish Hall after caroling for a chili supper to warm up. Following dinner, ...
  • 2017-12-10 Ornament Making Workshop Sundays, December 10th and 17th On the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of Advent, December 10th and 17th, please join us in the Parish Hall after the service to make Christmas Tree ornaments.  Wilma Hanson has gathered supplies to help you tap into your personal creativity.  Everyone is welcome!  Please join us!
  • 2017-12-16 Windows & Weeds – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Please join us for Windows & Weeds, our church work party. We will focus on indoor cleaning and miscellaneous kitchen tasks, and if it is a nice day there are always outdoor projects, too. Work as many hours as you can, as all work is appreciated. Bring your lunch, and we will provide water, coffee ...
  • Advent Series led by The Rev. Kate Wesch Join us Wednesdays Dec. 13, and 20 Holy Eucharist from 6:30 to 7:00 pm; Class from  7:15 to 8:30 pm The days are growing shorter and our nights quietly creep, a little longer and a little dimmer. During this dark time of year, we will be coming together to discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Dark. ...
  • Inquirers’ Class First and Third Sundays in December, January, and February, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Library (December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4* & 18) If you are new to the Episcopal Church or you just want to know more it, this class is for you! The classes cover basic information about the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the ...

Announcements

  • Memorial or Thanksgiving donations sought for Christmas flowers, greenery and candles Envelopes for making donations for Christmas decorations for the church are in the pews. You may choose your offering to be a memorial or thanksgiving. Please indicate this on the envelope or in a note. Names will be published at Christmas if received by Monday, December 18.
  • Advent Series led by The Rev. Kate Wesch Join us Wednesdays Dec. 13, and 20 Holy Eucharist from 6:30 to 7:00 pm; Class from  7:15 to 8:30 pm The days are growing shorter and our nights quietly creep, a little longer and a little dimmer. During this dark time of year, we will be coming together to discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Dark. ...
  • Inquirers’ Class First and Third Sundays in December, January, and February, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Library (December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4* & 18) If you are new to the Episcopal Church or you just want to know more it, this class is for you! The classes cover basic information about the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the ...
  • The Christmas Pageant Calling all children and youth who would like to participate! We are in search of a Mary, a Joseph, many stars, angels, shepherds, sheep, and more!  Please join us at our one and only rehearsal on Saturday, December 23, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. St. John’s annual Christmas Pageant will be held on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th at ...
  • Helping our Neighbors at Christmas Westside Interfaith Network, of which St. John’s is a member, is launching a collection drive to help our neighbors in need during the holidays. We invite your participation! Please consider donating the following items: bar soap, small shampoo, shaving cream, small lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant; as well as pens, small note pads, and pocket games. ...
  • 2017-12-10 Ornament Making Workshop Sundays, December 10th and 17th On the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of Advent, December 10th and 17th, please join us in the Parish Hall after the service to make Christmas Tree ornaments.  Wilma Hanson has gathered supplies to help you tap into your personal creativity.  Everyone is welcome!  Please join us!
  • Stewardship Talks It is stewardship season in the church.  Last Sunday during worship Charles Hidalgo-Meyer shared his stewardship story with us, and Janet Murphy will share on Sunday, November 12.  You should have received your “Our Hands, Building a Solid Foundation” pledge packet in the mail and we encourage you to take time to review the materials sent.  Sunday, November ...
  • Weekly Watercolor Painting Workshop The first gathering is Monday, September 11, from 10:00 am ‘til Noon.
  • Diaper Drive Help our young neighbors in need by donating diapers and wipes.
  • Helping our neighbors in need: West Seattle Thriftway donates 1% of all receipts to the West Seattle Food Bank. A collection carton for receipts in is the Narthex.
  • 2017 Financial Stewardship Information for ways to donate or pledge on-going support to the parish.
  • Support Local Food Banks Food and financial donations to help our local food banks can be brought to St. John’s.
  • Helping the Homeless at Camp Second Chance Donations of winter clothing items are sought for the homeless folks at Camp Second Chance.
  • News from West Seattle Interfaith Network & SJB Homeless Workers Starting in December, SJB will begin collecting items for Camp Second Chance, located on Meyers Way SW, just south of the LDS Meetinghouse.  The Seattle Police Department has assigned Officer Todd Weibke, to the West Seattle area as a monitor of the homeless camps, issues, and help.  He also monitors Alki and greenbelt areas.  Officer ...
  • Act Locally: Help those in need Every Saturday, 12-2 PM, a group of people from West Seattle churches serve “a meal/a smile/and donations” in White Center. This all happens in the parking lot on south side of Bartells at SW Roxbury & 15 Ave SW.  More helpers are needed. The homeless folks receiving are in so much need and your presence ...
  • Make Rag Rugs with the Arts and Crafts Co-op There are lots of fun ways to help with this worthwhile project.
  • Southside Garden-Labyrinth Saint John has begun work on a labyrinth and contemplative garden to the south of the church, between the building and Hanford Street.
  • Get Creative with the Arts and Crafts Co-op! Arts & Crafts Co-op is making Rag Rugs — Get creative with us! No experience required.
  • Yarn needed for Threads of Love The Threads of Love ministry at St. John’s makes and donates handmade items to Seattle Children’s Hospital: blankets, hats, ditty bags, burial outfits, booties, and some therapy balls.
  • Assisting Homeless and Low Income Youth in West Seattle St. John’s has pledged support to low income and homeless youth at Chief Sealth International High School.
  • Food Bank Wish List Bring contributions to the baskets in the narthex. Always Needed: Protein, Canned Meats/Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Beans (Canned or Dry), Canned Soup, Canned Fruit, Pasta, Baby Food & Formula…